We are pleased to welcome to our pulpit this weekend Connie Wieck. Connie is a United Methodist Amity Teacher with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving as a teacher under the auspices of the Amity Foundation. Her assignment, as of August 2014, is at Luzhou Vocational and Technical College in Luzhou, Sichuan Province.
A native of Marshall, IL. Connie has been with Global Ministries since 1997 as an English-language teacher. She spent three years at Wesley Girlâ€™s High School in Taipei, Taiwan. She was at Luzhou College prior to a move to Longzhou in 2009 where she taught at Guangxi Normal University for Nationalities.
Connie is supported by many churches in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference including ours. We have a covenant relationship with Connie, which means we commit to praying for her and financially supporting her each year ($2500). Through our Easter Offering, we received about $1000 for this Covenant Relationship. Our Mission Committee invites you to help us reach our $2500 commitment this weekend by giving to support Connie. There will be mission envelopes available in the bulletins.
I hope you will be able to hear Connie’s message this weekend. If you’re not able to be in worship, remember that it will be available on our website (www.normalfirst.org) next week to listen.
One of the great strengths of the United Methodist Church is that we are a connectional church. We get to experience that this weekend.
Look forward to seeing you in worship.